I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.
Protein shakes are famous these days. There are green ones, red ones, chocoate one, vegan ones and whey ones. But if you are loading them up with lots of fruit, protein powder, yogurt, oils and everything else, you are probably pretty frustrated and gaining weight. A typical shake has 20-25 grams of protein, which can be 1/3 to 1/2 protein requirement for the day for alot of people. At the end of the day, calories do count. Sorry guys! Most people are taking in too much fat and sugar for in their shakes, more than enough for the entire day. They are meal replacments typically, not snacks.
A majority of my training clients want me to deliver a high-energy, results-driven workout to help them lose fat. However, many of them fall short of reaching their goals. Why? Because what you eat and drink is far more important for fat loss than your workouts. If your true goal is fat loss (not weight loss) then you need to change your thinking and your priorities.
The first food pyramid was introduced in the 1970's, and it is supported by the USDA. The food pyramid calls for a diet high in carbohydrates, such as grains, cereals, rice, etc., and a diet low in fats. With that said, why are obesity rates and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's on the rise? Society is constantly told to exercise and follow proper nutrition guidelines.
Permanent weight loss can be achieved and maintained over your lifetime, but there is a better way than extreme dieting!Here is what low calorie diets can do:1. Cause your metabolism to slow down2. Cause weight loss plateaus3. Cause you to regain any weight you've already lost4. Damage vital organs and impair overall health.5. Cause your muslce tissue to basically eat itself for fuelIn essence, you may have a low body weight, but still have a high percentage of body fat.
Does sleeping help you lose weight? Well, science is showing us today that it could. However, poor sleeping habits actually make you gain weight. In this short article we will take a look at why poor sleep can make you gain weight.
Fat loss progress is usually underestimated or not appreciated in my experience. I have trained clients who averaged 0.5-1 % lb. of fat/loss each week and they still felt like it was not enough. I think it’s safe to say that we are not patient and want it now! As I tell my clients, you did not gain that weight overnight and you won't lose it in one night either.